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Tree of Life Didgeridoo

Tree of Life Didgeridoo

Philip 31/05/2016 0
The Tree of Life Didgeridoo was created with artist/musician/storyteller Ken Shapley for the Scottish Storytelling Centre's Tree of Life event. Ken began shaping the didge from a hollow branch he had found and when he had it to the shape and size he ...
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National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day

Philip 08/10/2015 0
Today, 8 October, is National Poetry Day here in the UK and to celebrate, I thought I'd post a few of the pieces our resident poet has created for Gravely Gorgeous.Each of our gargoyles and grotesques has their own poem, crafted by Storyteller and Po...
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Gargoyles, Grotesques and Chimaera

Gargoyles, Grotesques and Chimaera

Philip 06/11/2014 0
What is a gargoyle?  The word gargoyle comes from the old French word gargouille, which means throat; it has its roots in the Greek, gargarizein, to gargle. A gargoyle then, clearly refers to the type of sculpture that was used to carry water away fr...
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Welcome to Gravely Gorgeous

Welcome to Gravely Gorgeous

Philip 04/11/2014 0
"Nothing can be more magnificent and gravely gorgeous...[for] the artist wrought with his heart and head."- Nathaniel Hawthorne, the English Note-Books, 1855  In The English Note-Books, Nathaniel Hawthorne describes with much ardor the Gothic archite...
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